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"ELTAX AVR280" For Budget Home Cinema???

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by El Cheapo DTS, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. El Cheapo DTS

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    A bit of a n00b when it comes to home cinema and hopefully, someone can help me out with on a few questions I have.

    Q1. Will the "Eltax AV280" will be OK for a basic home cinema system?

    Hopefully the rarely used speakers from my old "Samsung MAX-DN55" integrated POS will work OK with the "Eltax" amp, but I'll still need a sub. That can wait for a while tho'.

    Q2. Can anyone suggest an inexpensive/decent sub??

    According ot the "Eltax" site, the basic specs of the amp are:

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    Music Max power 5 x 50W + 1 x 100W
    Frequency range +/- 3 dB 10-30.000Hz
    Signal / noise ratio > 80dB
    Tuner Bands FM 87.5-108.0MHz, AM 522-1620KHz
    Tuner presets 20
    RDS Functions PS, PTY, TP
    Surround formats Dolby Digital, Dolby ProLogic II, DTS
    DSP effects 8
    Analoge audio inputs Aux1, Aux2, TV
    Digital audio inputs 1 Coaxial + 1 Optical
    Video inputs 4
    Antenna inputs AM, FM
    Speaker outputs 5.1 speaker output
    Subwoofer RCA line-out 1
    Mains voltage 220-240V / 50-60Hz
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 58 x 430 x 330 mm
    Weight 6.0 Kg
    Manual languages English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Danish
    Remote control Yes
    Batteries 2 x AAA Included
    Antennas FM & AM included
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    Q3. Will these specs be OK to fill a 15' x 15' lounge?

    I did try one of those £65 "Pacific" DVD/speaker jobbies from "ASDA" the other day, but to be honest it was utter carp!

    More detailed specs on the "Eltax AVR280" can be found on the "Eltax" site.

    Q4. Are "QED-UK" good to deal with?

    Thanks guys and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!
     
  2. krusty

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    hi el cheapo. we have all started from entry level equipment ..so he is what i think. if you are working on a tight budget take a look in the classifieds n this forum. the power specks of 50 watt per channel is quite low ,and i think filling your room may cause problems. as far as a sub goes ....like i said before ,have a look in the classifieds.
     
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    I have the Yamaha package, paid £220 a few months ago :mad: :)

    Well pleased, though I do have floor standers as fronts, as I find satelites are not up to it where CD music is concerned.

    ps.Dfour,what do you think of the GR 1, I have seen it on E.bay with an upgraded cartridge for £135 inc,from Hampshire Audio?
     
  5. El Cheapo DTS

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    Thanks guys!

    Been checking out that "Yamaha" stuff you mentioned Dfour and it looks and sounds just like what I'm looking for. Although my other half would disagree (extra expense).;)

    I think I'll end up going for the "Yamaha AV Pack 50" you mentioned, as it is only an extra £20 or so more than the "Yamaha RVX 350" receiver on it's own, but comes with the "NS-P100" speaker system (which seems to reatail at around £100).

    I need a sub anyway to add to my existing "Samsung DN55" speaker system, which is gonna cost more than £20 to buy anyway. So it's not really any more money than buying the "Yamaha RVX350" on it's own.

    Just means I'll have to save up a bit longer! :(

    Thanks again guys!

    Your help has been most helpful.

    Anyone else recommend the "Yamaha AV Pack 50" before I makew a final decision?
     

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